Oh yea, I forgot about the "AOL browser". I was thinking he was using internet exporer but I bet your right and he is using the AOL browser.
The tour was shot with a D70s + Nikkor 10.5. I shot 6 and no top or bottom.
Exposure bracketing at 2ev. Photomatrix using H&S details Auto. Stitched with Panoweaver 4.0
Placement of the sun is very important. I always time my shoot to happen when the sun has passed by the window view. You want the sun to be at an angle of at least 45 degrees to the window. If you shoot a window with the sun strait up and beaming into the window the glare off the water will ruin the shot. Even photomatrix can't fix it. The window will turn out washed out but still with some details.
I actually shot two sets of this scene. One for interior and one for exterior. The first exposure which is the one on the tour came out good enough to use. Had this been a higher paying client I would have used layer masking in photoshop to paint in the windows from the second set. This is production real estate work and time is money which is why I don't shoot top and bottom for these kind of projects. It goes MUCH faster with blending and stitching only 6 vs 8
The exposures were shot at F8 on this shoot but I have determined that for the Nikkor 10.5 the absolute best aperture is F9.5. This aperture yields the sharpest image. Many have commented that F8 is the "sweet spot" and it is for many lenses. But there is a significant difference in sharpness between F8 and F9.5. So I shoot at F9.5 unless it is very low light then I got to F8. I have taken down to 2 sec exposures and there seems to be no problem with noise. I alwasys use ISO 200
Check out the "dining room". You got to love that reflection on the table. It came just as clear and crisp as you can get. It looks like glass.